Hello Godfather, and welcome here. I agree, we are always sorry that new men need to be here, but so thankful you found us. It's a good, supporting, knowledgable group of men and women. You do sound fortunate to have a daughter in law in the "biz" so to speak, she should be a comfort to you. I am just thankful to have a very experienced nurse for a wife. Sarasota area is nice, wife is from St. Pete, so I know the area well.
From looking at your stats, it was a good thing you had that biopsy done when you did. I have Blue Cross, and so far, in my PC travel, they have taken care of most eveyrthing. Know is the time to review all specs in your area and you say, in NY. That should give you a good range to work through.
Plenty of people here are experienced with most all treatments for advice, including
open RP like mine, robotic rp - lots of those, radiation, "seeds", etc. Others are dealing with hormone treatments and others are considering alternative methods.
Ultimately, you will have to settle down on what is right for you and your situation, and when you do, we will be here to support you 100%.
Good luck to you, and once again, welcome.
David in SC
56, 56 at DX, PSA
7/7 5.8, 7/8 12.3
3rd Biopsy 9/8 Positive 7 of 7 cores pos, 40-90%, Gleason 7
Open RP surgery 11/14/8, Non-nerve sparing, 4 days hospital, staples out 11/24/8, 5th cath out on 1/19/9
Post-surgery Pathlogy Report:Gleason 3+4=7, pT2c, 42 grm, tumor 20%, Contained in capsular, clear margins, clear lymph nodes
First PSA Post Surgery 2/9/9